Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management MSc - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
PGCert Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61126 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PKA61134 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

SEARS Jim (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

28/02/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The programme aims to provide a high-quality education that is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future business professionals active in developing strategies of growth for start-ups, emerging-growth companies and large organisations.
  • It provides a theoretical framework and practical skills related to Entrepreneurship, Digital Economy and Innovation Management that business professionals need to apply in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global business world.
  • The compulsory modules provide a solid foundation which builds an analytical and problem-solving skillset and supports the development of rigourous practical hands-on experience by applying the theoretical aspects and by finding solutions to actual business challenges.
  • The optional modules aim to offer students a broader perspective and resource on the subject matter and allow them to specialise in areas that are of particular interest to them.
  • To provide the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to Entrepreneurship, Digital Economy and Innovation Management K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate deep learning, understanding of analytical methodologies, academic research process and ability to apply the knowledge and demonstrate skills in problem solving related to Entrepreneurship, Digital Economy and Innovation Management; KCP PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Relate existing knowledge structures and methodologies to analytical business challenges, management practices and wider society implications for business growth strategies and applied technology. CPT PGDip, MSc
An ability to identify opportunities for new ventures or modifications to existing business operations using knowledge structures, theoretical frameworks and applied skills to therefore create new configurations or alternative applications or methodological applications. CPT MSc
Demonstrate the ability to independently evaluate critical approaches and techniques relevant to frameworks for Entrepreneurship, Digital Economy and Innovation Management. KT PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

SEPTEMBER START
First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15
credits each):
MANM104 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
MANM537 - DIGITAL INNOVATION
MANM298 - NEW BUSINESS VENTURING

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):
EEEM048 - INTERNET OF THINGS
MANM397 - GLOBAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION
MANM534- DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY

Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15
credits each):
MANM297 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MANM115 - INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
MANM468 - DIGITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):
MANM533 - MARKETING ANALYTICS
MANM407 - GLOBAL STRATEGY
EEEM071 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND DEEP LEARNING
MANM539- INDEPENDENT BUSINESS PROJECT

In addition you will complete the below dissertation module (60 credits) with submission at the end of the Summer period:
MANM538 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc Final Project

FEBRUARY START
First semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15
credits each):
MANM297 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MANM115 - INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
MANM468 - DIGITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):
MANM533 - MARKETING ANALYTICS
MANM407 - GLOBAL STRATEGY
EEEM071 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND DEEP LEARNING
MANM539- INDEPENDENT BUSINESS PROJECT

Second semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study these three compulsory modules (15
credits each):
MANM104 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
MANM537 - DIGITAL INNOVATION
MANM298 - NEW BUSINESS VENTURING

And you will need to choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):
EEEM048 - INTERNET OF THINGS
MANM534 - DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY
MANM397- GLOBAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION

In addition you will complete the below dissertation module (60 credits) with submission at the end of January:
MANM538 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc Final Project

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Year 1 (part-time) Part-Time FHEQ Level 7 90
SEPTEMBER START
YEAR 1
First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study one compulsory and one optional module (15
credits each):
MANM104 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY (Compulsory)
MANM537 - DIGITAL INNOVATION (Optional)
Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these two compulsory modules (15
credits each):
MANM297 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS
MANM115 - INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

YEAR 2
First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study the following compulsory module (15
credits):
MANM298 - NEW BUSINESS VENTURING

And you will choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):
EEEM048 - INTERNET OF THINGS
MANM534 - DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY
MANM397- GLOBAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION

Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study the following compulsory module (15
credits):
MANM468 - DIGITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

And you will choose ONE of the following optional modules (15 credits each):
MANM533 - MARKETING ANALYTICS
MANM407 - GLOBAL STRATEGY
EEEM071 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND DEEP LEARNING
MANM539- INDEPENDENT BUSINESS PROJECT

In addition you will undertake the following module (60 credits) with submission at the end of the summer period:
MANM538 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc Final Project

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

The programme is capped at 50 students; this reflects resourcing constraints for modules MANM298 and MANM468 where students collaborate with external companies;

Employability - The programme develops key digital and business skills which are highly valued in the workplace while students develop practical experience related to a business context.

Global and Cultural Capabilities - In the Programme, the student body is diverse, and students will develop their ability to work in groups effectively with other students from diverse backgrounds to develop their cultural intelligence, broaden their world view, own perspectives and interpretations and reinterpret issues against a broader spectrum of ideas and representations.

Digital Capabilities -Throughout the programme, students learn to navigate and use the Virtual Learning Environment such as SurreyLearn, Zoom, and MS Teams. Students will also learn Excel, Google Analytics, and other digital tools which are also applied in the work place. Module Assessments across the programme also include the creation of digital media and digital presentations thus ensuring students engage with a variety of digital tools.

Sustainability - The Programme aims to develop students' understanding, awareness, and capability to develop innovative solutions to deal with key agendas related to specific sustainability and ethically related areas such as socially responsible marketing actions and strategies.

Resourcefulness and Resilience - Students performance and progress is facilitated and assessed by both formative and summative assessments. Group work and group assessments support the development of students' skills to be creative, review their peers, and problem solve. Developing self- efficacy including the ability to adapt and change approaches to their studies further supports students' employability skills.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.